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“Interesting, but a short visit will do”

Fourteen Locks Canal & Conference Centre
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London
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134 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Interesting, but a short visit will do”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

This attraction is small, dry locks which they are trying to preserve. The walk doesnt take long, about a mile. Whilst the walk is loverly there is not much to see as they are not working locks. There is a little cafe to stop for a coffee.

Visited September 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“nice place”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

A nice,quiet , interesting place to visit. Well worth a visit for a walk. Also amazing views from the top of the hill

Visited August 2013
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Newport, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Positivano Around Newport Gwent”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Picnic area and lovely walks on either side of the canal. Comprehensive history of the canal in the visitor centre.

Visited June 2013
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Newton Abbot, England, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“very friendly staff”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Interesting display, won't keep you long, but the staff are friendly and enthusiastic. An energetic walk along the canal and great for families. (Doesn't cost you anything either, although a donation is welcomed) especially good for canal/industrial history enthusiasts, cyclists and walkers. No use for kayakers!

Visited July 2013
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Newport, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fourteen locks”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

A visit to this area gives you an insight to the extreme difficulties of canal building. Fourteen Locks, as it's name suggests is the uppermost level of the canal system and climbs from the lower canal beside the M4 motorway to this level via the locks at an incredible rate. Whilst at 14 Locks the Conference Centre is a small building with a shop stocked with memorabilia to the canal and area. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and from this point, you can walk the towpath alongside the canal up as far as Cwmcarn, where the canal system now ends. During this walk it is possible to see many wild creatures and kingfishers are one of the varieties of birdlife that live and feed at the side of the canal.

Visited July 2012
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